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AUSTRALIA : First mangoes of the season hit markets for around $100 a tray

















ABC Rural 

By Matt Brann
Updated about an hour ago



 




















The first mangoes of the year have hit the markets, selling for around $100 a tray.



The bulk of Australia's mango harvest is still months away, but consumers can now expect fruit to trickle in from the Northern Territory.





The first mangoes were picked from Leo Skliros' farm near Darwin.



He says he is happy with the quality and the price.


"The first trays are sitting at around $100 a tray, which is very good money, but not an indicative price of what we'll be averaging,"  he said.



"But, yeah, the quality is very good which is nice to hear."



Mr Skliros said the first mangoes were sent to the Brisbane markets and some had also been sent to Melbourne.




NT mangoes in a major supermarket



When asked how he produced mangoes so early, Mr. Skliros said it was a secret.










00:00 AUDIO: Leo Skliros talks about picking the first mangoes of the season (ABC Rural)





"It's a few tricks of the trade and a bit like KFC's secret recipe, so it's something we like to keep to ourselves," he said.




Mr. Skliros said the season was shaping up well for northern mango producers.



He said the season would be spread out and he was expecting to be picking until November.



Mangoes in August are early, yet last year the first mangoes were picked in June.












The Australian mango industry produced its biggest and most valuable crop on record last year and is hopeful of another fantastic season.





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